Saturday, November 26, 2016

Chile limits the scope of military jurisdiction

A few days ago, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet published a law that excludes from the military tribunals all cases where civilians are involved. Moreover, the new law also stipulates that civilian suits against members of the armed forces should be filed in civilian courts (and no longer in military courts). This is an important development in a country that, along with Cuba in the Latin American region, still had a legally wide scope of military justice despite its developments in other areas. Details can be read here (in Spanish).

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